Effect of adaptive devices utilization on independence of the total hip arthroplasty patients

Hamidreza Sabouri, Ali-Asghar Jamehbozorgi, Amir-Hossein Kahlaei, Seyyed-Mehdi Tabatabaee



Background and Aim: Independency in daily living of total hip arthroplasty patients after discharge from hospital affected by factors like pain ,fear of falling, hip muscle weakness, mental issues and independency to others. Although this factors have specific treatments but still their bad effects have been seen. In this study adaptive device utilization with the goal of reduce negative factors effects on patient independency had investigated.

Materials and Methods: In this quasi experimental study control and experimental groups (each consist of 10 male and 10 female patient) in range of 60 to 80 years were participated. Experimental group received adaptive devices before surgery plus routine physiotherapy sessions .first assessment of life independency done before surgery and the second done 6weeks after surgery using Bartel Index and then the results compared with other.

Results: The finding of this study revealed not meaningful differences between pretest scores average of two groups (P = 0.9), meaningful difference between post test scores average (P = 0.000) and meaningful difference between two group changes (P = 0.000)

Conclusion: Patients who utilize adaptive devices arrive upper level of independency in daily living that attributed to easier sit to stand from chair, pain relief, easier use of toilet seat, compensation of limited range of motion and muscle strength.

Key words: Adaptive devices, Independency of Daily living Activities (ADL)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/r.m.v3i1.6157


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